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Laurel M. Garrick Duhaney

Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School

Laurel Garrick Duhaney

Laurel M. Garrick Duhaney
Associate Provost &
Dean, The Graduate School

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Laurel Garrick Duhaney became Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School at the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2006. Prior to her appointment, she served in both capacities on an interim basis since August 2004.

Garrick Duhaney’s role as Assistant Provost requires her to be responsible for coordinating assessments for academic programs and support areas that report to the Office of the Provost.  She also oversees the General Education program. In her tenure, Garrick Duhaney has seen the SUNY System Administration approve both the college’s Campus Based Assessment Plan and the Strengthened Campus Based Assessment Plan.

As Dean of the Graduate School, Garrick Duhaney and a support staff of six facilitate and advance graduate school education at SUNY New Paltz.

The current graduate enrollment is at approximately 1,400 students. The Graduate School offers advanced degree programs in 22 subject areas as well as four post-master’s certificates of advanced study, and three in educational administration. There is a joint doctoral program in educational administration and policy studies with SUNY Albany. Under her leadership, more than 500 advanced degrees were granted in 2005.

Garrick Duhaney’s work has been instrumental in the Center for Continuing and Professional Education becoming the point of entry for potential New Paltz graduate candidates under the Graduate Admissions Initiative in February 2005. In February 2006, the Graduate School held its first open house. The college’s graduate programs have been marketed on WAMC Northeast Public Radio.

The Graduate School continues to attract well-qualified students. Services to prospective and matriculated graduate students are continuously being improved. New programs and coursework consistent with the mission and goals of the college and the academic and schooling needs of the region are implemented as the need demands.

Prior to moving to the Provost’s office, Garrick Duhaney was an associate professor in the Special Educational program in the Department of Educational Studies at SUNY New Paltz since 1996.

Her current research focuses on differentiating education for English language learners with special needs, graduate education in an age of standards, and assessing general education and academic programs. Garrick Duhaney has published extensively in prestigious, peer-reviewed journals. She has also been instrumental in work funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

She was a teacher at Swallowfield All Age School from 1978 to 1980 and Highgate All Age School in Jamaica from 1980 to 1983 and 1987 to 1988, as well as a lecturer at Bethlehem Teachers’ College from 1988 to 1990, also in Jamaica. At Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill., she was an instructor in 1995. Garrick Duhaney has taught survey courses related to special education, as well as courses in Caribbean Literature, English Literature, American Literature and Language and Communication.

Garrick Duhaney received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of the West Indies in Mona, Kingston, Jamaica; her Master of Science in Education and her Ph.D. in Education, both from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill.

She has been a member of the Kingston Community Services Corporation Board since 2005.

Garrick Duhaney resides in Newburgh, N.Y.